Amid her stint on , Vanessa Marcil starred in the disappointing films (1999) and (2000). After another disappointing film in 2002 entitled , Vanessa Marcil finally made her return to television in 2003 on the NBC drama with costars , and James Caan, and did another movie entitled with costar Brian Austin Green, whom she was reportedly engaged to in 2001. She also made a short return to from 2002 to 2003, which was honored by the Soap Opera Digest Awards with a trophy for Favorite Return in 2003.
After leaving in August 1998, Vanessa Marcil joined the cast of the popular Aaron Spelling primetime soap , replacing as the show's vixen. However, Vanessa Marcil left in 2000 to pursue other projects.
Recently, Stella used the WINAI Women Initiative Nigeria to present an old ‘Schull’ Party to honour the memory of the late American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and performer, Prince Rogers Nelson. In her opinion, she sought to celebrate Prince for his profound contribution to the creative career of many women. And Stella would not let the opportunity of his passage pass without celebrating him. The premium he placed on women could be noticed in his first band, The Revolution which had the female keyboardist Gayle Chapman. Till his death, Prince was supported by an all-female backing band, a trio called 3rdeyegirl. In between, there quite a number of notable women — like Patrice Rushen, Vanity and Carmen Electra Vanessa Marcil, Sherilyn Fenn, Kim Basinger, drummer Sheila E, The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs.